Candied Bacon

People just can’t stop eating perfectly crisp bacon. The deadliest partner: a little sugar on top. Caramelized brown sugar is a great partner for crispy bacon in these simple recipes:

Hungry Celeste puts bacon in a single layer on a sheet pan, sprinkles with dark brown sugar and finely chopped pecans, and broils until the bacon is crisp the sugar is caramelized.

JasmineG bakes bacon for 15 minutes; then turns it over, sprinkles with a mixture of of brown sugar and cayenne, and bakes for 15 minutes more, or until done.

Kater makes an appetizer of water chestnuts wrapped in candied bacon; it’s incredibly popular with her guests. Coat bacon in a rub of brown sugar, ground mustard, ground chipotle pepper, cumin, black pepper, and onion powder. Wrap a strip of bacon around a water chestnut and secure with a toothpick. Line a baking sheet with foil, place a rack on the pan, and put the bacon-wrapped chestnuts on the rack; bake at 375F until bacon is cooked and crispy.

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